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He said he has urged the Islamabad High Court to pass an order barring Uzma from leaving Pakistan until legal issues are resolved. Reuters file

He said he has urged the Islamabad High Court to pass an order barring Uzma from leaving Pakistan until legal issues are resolved. Reuters file

High Commission of India First Secretary Dr Piyush Singh also reached the court on Friday along with Uzma's lawyer.

When courtroom officials brought the incident to the notice of the judge, he ordered confiscation of Singh's cellphone, The Express Tribune reported. He told the court that he was texting on his phone and not using his camera.

According to Uzma, her husband Tahir tricked her into marrying him since she had no knowledge of his first wife.

The Indian woman who has accused a Pakistani man of forcing her into marriage petitioned the Islamabad high court on Friday for duplicate travel documents and security so that she could return home. Uzma had also filed a plea with an Islamabad court against her husband Tahir Ali alleging that she was being harassed and intimidated by him.

He said he has urged the Islamabad High Court to pass an order barring Uzma from leaving Pakistan until legal issues are resolved.

It also sought an exemption to Uzma from reporting to police and requested her repatriation to her homeland. He claimed Uzma recorded a statement against him before a judicial magistrate under "duress and pressure" from her brother and officials of the Indian mission.

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According to an India Today report, Uzma claims that she was forced to marry a Pakistani man against her wishes.

It is pertinent to mention here that Dr. Uzma earlier this week alleged harassment and forced marriage against her Pakistani spouse.

In her statement, Uzma said she came to Pakistan to meet a relative and not to marry Tahir Ali. She has requested the foreign ministry to issue a duplicate immigration form.

Uzma, from Delhi, met Tahir in Malaysia.

The Indian national has also asked the court to provide her security on the way from Islamabad to the Wagah border so that Tahir can be stopped from harassing her.

Earlier this week, the Foreign Office (FO) said Uzma would only be repatriated back to her homeland once all her legal requirements were completed. The High Commission has been providing necessary consular assistance to her and was in touch with the Pakistan Foreign Office on the matter and the girl's family in India.

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